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Facet of the Gem by AssasinMonkey Facet of the Gem by AssasinMonkey
After making Applejack in this style, I thought Rarity would work in it as well. So I did.
While listening to some fitting Ludovico Einaudi.

I made Applejack fancier based on her Applejewel appearance, but how do I make an already fancy pony fancier? Hairstyles of course!. I got in a hairy situation, but I managed to brush myself out of it.

I'm having too much fun with these ears haha, there's something enjoyable about them, getting that mix between human, horse and stylistic elements. The entire face shape in general, though. But the ear is more noticable in comparison to some other designs I've used.

Going into 2016, I actually did not expect or planned to do this style again. It was a nice surprise on how well it seemed to work for me. I had the same feeling a year ago with the figurine style. It just kinda happened, and worked.


Approx Time: 5,5 hours
Photoshop CC 2015
Facet of the Gem [WIP] by AssasinMonkeyJewel in the Rough by AssasinMonkey


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:icontwilightismagic:
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Student General Artist
That ear, though. Most humanpony ear I've ever seen. And that's not a bad thing.
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:iconn3stlyphantom:
N3sTlyPhaNtoM Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student General Artist
It's soooo real >.<
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:iconalidli:
Alidli Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god my heart just dropped :"D
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:iconijustloveit619:
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Someday I'm gonna put this in a portrait the size of a wall and hang it there ;D
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:icontr1nks1e:
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Lovely! She is a beauty!
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:iconhunternif:
Hunternif Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah those are some intense pony ears! :o
Superb work
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:iconplezzex:
Plezzex Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Incredible!
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:icongrascelle:
grascelle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Artist
DeviantArt 
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WhiteWaterBlackSheep Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Those cheeks reminded me of Porky the Pig haha. That's really the only thing I have to say about it. Looks very professional, so kudos.

Netjes netjes
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:icontheshadowscale:
TheShadowscale Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it just me or are these getting awfully close to the Uncanny Valley?
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:iconraveyard:
RaveYard Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
I have to agree...
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:iconmarrow-pony:
Marrow-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be an interesting year from you i'm sure. I'm loving all the new styles and this one is no exception! I kinda wish I could see the hair a little more clearly though. Still she looks totally living and the darkness I think really helps with that
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:iconnuvolavolpe:
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
:love:
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Awesome work
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:iconcantbreath45:
cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so lovely! I can't deny though, I love the hair most
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Autumn-Delight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It came out real nice Monkey :)
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:iconbenpanced-ii:
BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
You are going from strength to strength in artistic terms.  Marvelous!
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:iconjoakaha:
Joakaha Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! ^,^
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BlueDouble Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Love it! It's got a very classical look with the subtle layering of strokes building up to a complex surface texture/color. The high contrast reminds me of Rembrandt's portraits where he would put part of the face in deep shadow. The super tiny highlights on the eyes are also a great touch, especially the one you can just barely make out on the far eye.
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:iconsuntwilig:
suntwilig Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
super!
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:icontricakill:
Tricakill Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
This is so realistic :o 
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:iconmokey1980s:
Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
"I got in a hairy situation, but I managed to brush myself out of it."

...I C Wut U did thar =p
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:iconbratb2094:
BratB2094 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
HUMAN
EAR!!!!


Explosions!!!
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:iconvanessako:
VanessaKo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
It is awesome :-)
I love your pics very much :-)
When I see your pics, I am very happy.
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ooBrony Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Artist
absolutely amazing <3<3<3<3<3<3 fantastic work of art truly  beautiful <3 =)=)=)=)<3<3<3
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:iconparflon:
parflon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
I like the ear in your previous work more - here it looks almost sharp.
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:iconagetian:
Agetian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Gorgeous! :heart:
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:icondracoblair:
DracoBlair Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still can't wrap my head around how you do all these. Just.. teach us senpai!
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:iconnicklozano2793:
NickLozano2793 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Fabulous! 
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:iconwebkilla:
webkilla Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing detail
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:iconvasillium:
Vasillium Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm..., phrase "Facet of the gem" remind me about twinkle eyed ponies/
:iconhmplz: 
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:iconobjectchaos:
ObjectChaos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Brilliant! :) 
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:icontoocliched:
TooCliched Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Writer
The way you drew her hair, oh my god! :heart:
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:iconmlpdarksparx:
mlpdarksparx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow that hair is fantastic! What am I saying....THIS WHOLE PIECE IS AMAZING!
As usual :heart:
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